Trinity battled their way through to promotion to the EY Hockey League courtesy as they topped the Provincial Round-Robin series at Grange Road, leaping over Lurgan with a 2-0 win over Old Alex in the final game of the competition.
Banbridge claimed the second EY Hockey League laurels as they held off a rampant Three Rock Rovers with a big win over Railway Union to land the title on goal difference on a dramatic final day of the regular season.
Both Corinthian coach Trevor Dagg and Annadale’s player-coach Peter Caruth have both expressed their frustration at the format of the EY provincial playoff process that leads to a potential place in the national league.
Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers will be checking the smart-phones at regular intervals on Saturday from 3pm for good news as they enter the final day of the season level on 42 points.
Old Alex shaded the women’s EY Hockey League playoffs as they won three from their four games before crucially drawing 2-2 to keep Muckross in second place at the Merrion Fleet Arena on Sunday evening.
Annadale completed a perfect four wins from four to earn the ticket from the first round of the EY Provincial Playoffs to compete for a return to the EY Hockey League in a fortnight’s time.
The men’s EY Hockey League will go down to the last day as Banbridge and Three Rock Rovers ended the weekend level on 42 points after 17 rounds of matches; here’s a round-up of the weekend’s action
UCD claimed the women’s EY Hockey League in dramatic fashion as Lena Tice struck two penalty corners to inflict a first defeat of the league season on Hermes-Monkstown, leap-frogging their Dublin rivals on the final day of the campaign.
Following Banbridge’s big win on Wednesday evening against Lisnagarvey, they have the potential to take back the lead – and potentially win outright – in the men’s EY Hockey League.
Banbridge produced what could well be the crucial victory on Wednesday night in the race to the men’s EY Hockey League as they kept the title within their own hands.
Hermes-Monkstown will have the slight advantage going into their final day title decider against UCD next Saturday thanks to their 2-0 win over Pegasus.
Three Rock Rovers beat Railway Union 6-2 to move four points clear at the top of the men’s EYHL; Glenanne strengthened their place in the league with a 5-1 win over UCD; C of I strike late against Inst
Three Rock Rovers moved top of the men’s EY Hockey League with back-to-back wins over the weekend; Banbridge in range with a game in hand; Monkstown return to top four while Inst look set for drop
The end of season showdown for the women’s EY Hockey League title between UCD and Hermes-Monkstown has been set after the two sides both won their respective games on week 17 of the season.
The men’s EY Hockey League enters its final phase after a three-week international break with the regular season title – and a place in Europe – still very much in the mix.
UCD and Hermes-Monkstown will hope for no slip-ups on the penultimate weekend of the women’s EY Hockey League season as they look to set up a final day showdown.
UCD and Hermes-Monkstown both won to close in on a final day showdown in the women’s EYHL; Pembroke reignited their bid to avoid the drop; Loreto close in on playoffs as Pegasus draw
After months of swinging fortunes, Saturday’s women’s EY Hockey League battle between Railway Union and Loreto at Park Avenue could well be one that finally tips the balance in each side’s favour in the race for the fourth Champions Trophy place.
Back-to-back wins for Railway Union saw them storm back into contention for one of the women’s EY Hockey League Champions Trophy places as they saw off Ulster Elks and Ards over the weekend.
Monkstown ended their four-game losing streak in the men’s EY Hockey League as Davy Carson grabbed a fourth quarter winner at Park Avenue.